Impact Ministries started as an outreach effort in 2001 from the home of Dr. and Mrs. Sam Tootle. What began as a monthly meal ministry, soon expanded to support area non-profits with resources through quarterly clothing, seasonal utility and food drives year-round. While the Tootles were compelled to meet the needs of those in crisis, the call to preach and teach the gospel remained preeminent in the heart and mind of the young pastor. Lending his unique teaching and preaching skills to area congregations, Dr. Tootle served on staff leading men’s ministries, general bible studies, providing biblical counsel, baptizing, marrying, burying and preaching the weekly message. Dr. Tootle was also able to put his bachelor’s degree in church ministries to use, developing and assessing the effectiveness of church growth strategies while honing his communication and leadership skills in support of his pastoral colleagues.